Tonight, the Marlins begin a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies, our expansion partner.
Colorado Rockies (50-41) vs. Florida Marlins, July 19-22, Games 92-95
NL East Standings
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Five-year Run PF*: 0.99
Five-year HR PF*: 0.97
Left Field: 330 ft.
Center Field: 404
Right Field: 345
*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here
Projected Pitching Matchups
July 19: Anibal Sanchez vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
July 20: Nate Robertson vs. Jeff Francis
July 21: Ricky Nolasco vs. Jason Hammel
July 22: Josh Johnson vs. Jorge de la Rosa
ZiPS In-Season Projections
|FIP||Proj. FIP||Win%||Marlins||Date||Dodgers||Win%||Proj. FIP||FIP|
|2.24||2.70||.681||Johnson||July 22||de la Rosa||.489||4.24||5.30|
|Lineup||Player||Current wOBA||Proj. wOBA v. RHP||Proj. wOBA v. LHP|
– As you can see by the Rockies’ rotation, this team is built around its pitching, something that sounds odd considering they play half of their games at Coors Field. Nevertheless, the Marlins will have to contend with what is one of the top three rotations in the National League, led by Ubaldo Jimenez, the NL’s All-Star starter this season.
– The team is an offensive slump, which does not bode well given the staff they’ll be facing.
– Chris Coghlan might actually miss this series with a bad back, but I put him on the lineup list anyway. If he misses time, expect Emilio Bonifacio (I know, I know) to take his place in the lineup. I would say there is also a pretty good chance Bonifacio will lead off, sadly.
Bold Prediction: Marlins win two out of four games.